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Zucchini vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (15)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Zucchini Cucumber
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Cucumber
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
15
Zucchini
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
9
Zucchini
6
Cucumber

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +29.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +29.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 16

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Vitamin C +539.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +360.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +539.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +360.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +281.4%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
7%
Zucchini
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Cucumber

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Zucchini Cucumber Opinion
Calories 17 15 Zucchini
Protein 1.21 0.65 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.11 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 2.8 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.28 Zucchini
Calcium 16 16
Potassium 261 147 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 13 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 1.67 Zucchini
Fiber 1 0.5 Zucchini
Copper 0.053 0.041 Zucchini
Zinc 0.32 0.2 Zucchini
Starch 0 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 38 24 Zucchini
Sodium 8 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 200 105 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.03 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.027 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.033 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.098 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.04 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 16.4 Cucumber
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.005 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.032 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 0.005 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 0.019 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 0.021 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.029 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.029 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.006 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.019 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.022 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.01 Zucchini
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